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Sensors 2011, 11(9), 8485-8496; doi:10.3390/s110908485
Communication

Wireless Remote Monitoring of Glucose Using a Functionalized ZnO Nanowire Arrays Based Sensor

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Received: 27 July 2011; in revised form: 26 August 2011 / Accepted: 26 August 2011 / Published: 29 August 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract: This paper presents a prototype wireless remote glucose monitoring system interfaced with a ZnO nanowire arrays-based glucose sensor, glucose oxidase enzyme immobilized onto ZnO nanowires in conjunction with a Nafion® membrane coating, which can be effectively applied for the monitoring of glucose levels in diabetics. Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) services like General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Short Message Service (SMS) have been proven to be logical and cost effective methods for gathering data from remote locations. A communication protocol that facilitates remote data collection using SMS has been utilized for monitoring a patient’s sugar levels. In this study, we demonstrate the remote monitoring of the glucose levels with existing GPRS/GSM network infra-structures using our proposed functionalized ZnO nanowire arrays sensors integrated with standard readily available mobile phones. The data can be used for centralized monitoring and other purposes. Such applications can reduce health care costs and allow caregivers to monitor and support to their patients remotely, especially those located in rural areas.
Keywords: electrochemical nanosensor; ZnO nanowires; glucose oxidase; Nafion® membrane; remote monitoring; data acquisition; Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) electrochemical nanosensor; ZnO nanowires; glucose oxidase; Nafion® membrane; remote monitoring; data acquisition; Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
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Ali, S.M.U.; Aijazi, T.; Axelsson, K.; Nur, O.; Willander, M. Wireless Remote Monitoring of Glucose Using a Functionalized ZnO Nanowire Arrays Based Sensor. Sensors 2011, 11, 8485-8496.

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Ali SMU, Aijazi T, Axelsson K, Nur O, Willander M. Wireless Remote Monitoring of Glucose Using a Functionalized ZnO Nanowire Arrays Based Sensor. Sensors. 2011; 11(9):8485-8496.

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Ali, Syed M. Usman; Aijazi, Tasuif; Axelsson, Kent; Nur, Omer; Willander, Magnus. 2011. "Wireless Remote Monitoring of Glucose Using a Functionalized ZnO Nanowire Arrays Based Sensor." Sensors 11, no. 9: 8485-8496.


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